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Letter to the editor: Why do we have to use the word 'marriage'?

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:01 am

Political correctness in a secularized society demands that we accept same-sex marriage in the name of civil rights. “Domestic partnership” would have accomplished the desired legal ends, but gays demand the equality and respectability of the good word “marriage” even if it must be distorted to apply.

To call a domestic and sexual partnership with someone of the same sex “marriage” distorts and perverts the intention of nature and the customary usage of human beings. Whether or not such perversion is a civil right, we don’t need to waste a good word on it.

I don’t know why advocates of homosexuality and same-sex marriage are so obsessed with self-justification anyway. Most smokers just smoke without trying to justify their behavior. But homosexuals are not content to enjoy their perversion in private. They make a public issue of their sex lives and shove it down the throats of those who gag on deviant abnormality.

John Ribar